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Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor - $229.99 - Paypal Purchase Only

ph3l0n 20 November 27, 2012 at 03:36 PM in Computers (9)
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This is how to get the Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor for 230.00 and even get it shipped to your house. How we accomplish this is by abusing Paypals Price Match [paypal-promo.com]. We know Microcenter has the i7 3770k on sale for 230.00 [microcenter.com]. This is the price we want.

We also know that Paypals Price Match will price match up to 250 per purchase and 1000 total during this promotion if we use Paypal to pay for the purchase. Tiger Direct offers the i7 3770k [tigerdirect.com] and is one of Paypals shopping Partners.

So we essentially are getting the Pricematch from Paypal to get to Micro Centers Price on a Tiger Direct Purchase.

Steps Involved:
1) Order from Tiger Direct [tigerdirect.com]

2) Grab Pictures of your Purhcase from Tiger Direct and from MicroCenter i7 Deal [microcenter.com]

3) Fill Out Paypal Price Match Form [paypal-pricematch.com] once the transaction has settled and you have the receipt plus transaction ID.

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#16
submitted price match.. not sure, how much time will it take.. as per the subimittion it showed up 2 to 3 days for price match.
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Will Frys price match if there is no Microcenter within 100+ miles?

Fry's Price Matches any online competitor , no 100 mile garbage there...
and this is exactly what the Paypal Price Match function was made for as I received an email this last week advertising
this same scenario from either Paypal or TigerDirect promoting it.
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Quote from Slackin View Post :
Fry's Price Matches any online competitor , no 100 mile garbage there...
I thought for frys the item had to be available to ship at the store you're trying to PM to and not just "store pick up only".
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Quote from Slackin View Post :
Fry's Price Matches any online competitor , no 100 mile garbage there...
and this is exactly what the Paypal Price Match function was made for as I received an email this last week advertising
this same scenario from either Paypal or TigerDirect promoting it.
How is this the first I've heard about this? Does Microcenter still have $50 off any z77 motherboard when you buy a CPU?
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Quote from pHelics View Post :
Not everybody has a MC or Fry's around. This sounds like a good deal, but there are a few questions with this though. The Paypal promo states

And the MC ad, while good, saying that
It also says on the ad page

So ... my questions are, limited availability should disqualify the 3rd gen Intel Core line from the promotion, or no?
Second, In Store only, I don't really think it matters, since they match any price, in store / online. But still ... Thoughts?
Yea from what I'm reading I'm wondering that myself.. No MC within like 10 hours of me.. Although... The AD has the processor listed 2x, one on like page 2-5 does NOT say limited availability. Not sure if that could get you past that or not...

Although... On another side note the regular 2nd Gen Processors are NOT Limited Availability and you could probably use this on them I would think.Either way whatever the outcome please post here so we can know Smilie I would be VERY curios to know for sure!
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Quote from jsh4 View Post :
How is this the first I've heard about this? Does Microcenter still have $50 off any z77 motherboard when you buy a CPU?
Yes, they do, you can see all combos eligible for the discount here Microcenter November Special [microcenter.com] and then when you both products to the cart, the total should reflect the discount. Worked yesterday for me.
Quote from Rakunvar View Post :
Yea from what I'm reading I'm wondering that myself.. No MC within like 10 hours of me.. Although... The AD has the processor listed 2x, one on like page 2-5 does NOT say limited availability. Not sure if that could get you past that or not...

Although... On another side note the regular 2nd Gen Processors are NOT Limited Availability and you could probably use this on them I would think.Either way whatever the outcome please post here so we can know Smilie I would be VERY curios to know for sure!
That is true, on that page doesn't show Limited Availability. Anyway, I bought the 3770k from newegg last night for full price (best "deal" around lol ) and I'll give it a try with PayPal, see how it goes.
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LOL, at the abuse claims, I did this with Newegg for the 3770k
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LOL, at the abuse claims, I did this with Newegg for the 3770k
Did you use Microcenters pricepoint to compare it with ? If so, did it already go through and everything?
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Has anyone tried this yet? I need one of these processors one way or another for my new computer and I missed all the black Friday deals thanks to work, always sold out by the time i got home.
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I'll buy you a chip from microcenter if you pay for the price + tax and shipping
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Quote from jsh4 View Post :
Will Frys price match if there is no Microcenter within 100+ miles?
Depends on the Manager. I've heard of some success but I know 100% that the Renton, WA Fry's will not price match MC. Frown Heck, they wouldn't even pricematch the 2600k on NCIX because they're "The Canadian Store" even though I showed the manager that they had offices in the US and a US storefront. *facepalm*

Quote from ChristianM19 View Post :
I'll buy you a chip from microcenter if you pay for the price + tax and shipping
If I didn't get in on the Tiger Direct deal from CM, I would have taken you up on that last week. Stick Out Tongue
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Quote from Dalkor View Post :
I just applied. I got the 3770K for 250$ @ tigerdirect which was a killer deal anyway. Wish me luck! Big Grin
I tried it on the 3570K and they refused it. Let us know if works out for you.
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I tried it on the 3570K and they refused it. Let us know if works out for you.
How long did it take for you to hear back?
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Quote from Rakunvar View Post :
Did you use Microcenters pricepoint to compare it with ? If so, did it already go through and everything?
Yes, provided all the info which is a lot with screenshots and all and its marked as complete. Paypal just said it could take a few weeks to get the loot with the amount of PM's they've had entered lol.
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Quote from DealCrazy View Post :
I tried it on the 3570K and they refused it. Let us know if works out for you.
What was the reason for the Rejection though?

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I'll buy you a chip from microcenter if you pay for the price + tax and shipping
Heck, I know this probably wasn't too me, but I talk to you later IF you'd be willing for myself. Closest MC is 10hrs+ and anything PC related is still a few hours away here in general. Plus, stuck at home from car accident still Frown
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